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Read more › News - 18th May 2022

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Volunteering has always been one of the cornerstones and great success stories of parkrun. But the way that we view the involvement of those who volunteer has evolved significantly.   In Ireland, the volunteers clock up a staggering 78,000 instances of volunteering between them every year.   These participants proudly wear the parkrun hi-vis and, in…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2022

Bridget’s story

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we hear how Bridget got into volunteering about parkrun and what she loves about it!   How did you find out about parkrun? Back in 2015, a friend had mentioned that a free, weekly, timed 5k walk/run was taking place on Saturday mornings, at 9.30am in Tralee Town Park. Not feeling…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2022

Volunteering at parkrun

In celebration of National Volunteering Week, 16-22 May, we hear from Margaret, who tells us how she first began volunteering at parkrun.   We started parkrun in June 2018 as a way to get our sedentary family up and moving.  We were very, very nervous on that first Saturday morning but the welcome we received…

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Read more › News - 6th May 2022

Sharon’s volunteer story

In this blog, we hear Sharon’s volunteering story. She tells us why you won’t regret signing up to be a volunteer at parkrun!   In January 2017, I was taking part in a 5k a day challenge for the Donal Walsh charity. Also taking part with Siobhan Kearney (our esteemed local event director) and she…

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Read more › News - 5th May 2022

Bernie’s volunteer story

Bernie is a volunteer at Tralee parkrun. As part of our celebrations for National Volunteer Week, she tells us how she first got into volunteering at parkrun.   I started volunteering at parkrun in early 2015, when my friend Siobhan Kearney, our Event Director, asked if I’d like to help out with our inaugural event…